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Old 09-16-2010, 08:51 AM   #16
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GazL I think Pat could do a better job of keeping up with kernel updates, I reckon Pat et al do too much, without the head start they give me I would still be wandering distro land... LOL

ps Slackware feels like coming home after a long journey.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #17
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P.S. It's a bit ironic someone posting a "Isn't slackware stable' post the day after a sudo update breaks /var on everyones system.
I wasn't aware of that I promise! I'm not a troll
 
Old 09-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #18
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lol. Don't worry. I don't think anyone took you for one.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 12:39 PM   #19
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In Slackware there is no rush to get a release out the door, there is no pre-set time table. Each stable release of Slackware is announced when it is ready. Each stable release of Slackware is thoroughly battle-tested. This is why Slackware deservedly has the reputation of being rock-solid.
Slackware is number 1 in my book!
Surely all these points apply equally to RHEL and Debian as well?


I get it though now thanks. I wasn't aware of the amount of work the big distros do on so many upstream packages, so it makes sense that during the long testing cycle they are largely testing their own patches/modifications rather than testing the upstream product.

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Old 09-16-2010, 03:11 PM   #20
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I agree with Gazl about this thread

look,

http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2010-001.html ( wget flaws )
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:03 PM   #21
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I'm not sure how that relates to the points I was making (other than being another case emphasising that distros are at the mercy of upstream providers), but it's interesting non the less. Anyone downloading stuff with any tool really shouldn't be doing it directly to their home directory anyway specifically because of the risk of malicious file overwriting in this way. The same thing is also true of extracting files from tar archives.

If I download files, it'll be to either a subdirectory in /tmp or /home/user/downloads which will mitigate this type of vulnerability. I don't think this one is anything to get over excited about as long as you follow best practice.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 01:31 PM   #22
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Another reason is that each version of Slackware starts from a well-tested base: the previous version of Slackware.

This works better than, say, starting from a snapshot of Debian Unstable in whatever state it's in.
 
Old 09-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #23
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Isn't Ubuntu based off Debian-unstable? *runs for cover*
 
  


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